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How to Get from Johannesburg Airport to Sun City

Sun City is a famous resort town in South Africa and it’s ideal for travellers looking for a fun and relaxing vacation. You can enjoy both outdoor and indoor activities from casinos and restaurants to waterfalls and the Sun City sky train. If you’re flying to Johannesburg, the best option to get directly from Johannesburg Airport to Sun City is with an airport taxi.

Public transport to Sun City isn’t available, so taking a taxi from Johannesburg Airport, also called OR Tambo Airport to Sun City is your only option to reach your accommodation directly. The ride takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes and the average fare is €160 (ZAR 3,198) for up to 4 passengers. To ensure a fixed fare and have a driver waiting for you upon arrival, it’s a good idea to pre-book your transfer from Johannesburg Airport to Sun City; it can save you both time and effort.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Johannesburg at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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How to get from Johannesburg Airport to Sun City by taxi

Taxis and transfers from Johannesburg Airport to Sun City are the best transportation options to reach your accommodation directly. Service is available from the airport taxi ranks or you can make arrangements in advance. The trip takes 2 hours and 30 minutes depending on traffic and your exact destination.

What's the cost of a taxi from Tambo Airport to Sun City?

The trip from Johannesburg Airport to Sun City by taxi will cost an average of €160 (ZAR 3,198) for up to 4 passengers. For long-distance routes taxis don’t use a taximeter, so make sure to agree on the total fare with the driver before you start the ride.

Cost

€160

Trip Duration

2 Hr. 30 Min.

The fare may vary unless the taxi is booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available at Johannesburg Airport 24/7 offering on-demand service.

Where can I find a taxi at Johannesburg Airport?

Taxis are available at Johannesburg Airport 24/7 offering on-demand service. The taxi ranks are in front of the Domestic Arrivals on the Ground Level and the International Arrivals on Level 1.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Johannesburg Airport to Sun City is the most convenient and only option to reach your accommodation directly while enjoying a private ride. You can get taxi service whenever your flight lands and by pre-booking your taxi you can have an even smoother experience; you’ll skip the line at the airport taxi rank and pay a fixed fare in advance.

Editor’s Note

The fare for a taxi may seem high but it's reasonable given the distance from OR Tambo Airport to Sun City. If you're travelling alone, finding other travellers to share the ride with and split the cost can help you stay within budget.

Useful Tips

For long-distance routes, Johannesburg taxi drivers won't use a taximeter to calculate the fare; they will quote you a fixed fare instead; make sure to agree on the price before setting off and negotiate if needed.
Most local taxis accept card payments but it's best to confirm with the driver just in case.
The rates for a Johannesburg taxi should be the same throughout the day and on weekends or holidays.
Tipping your driver is customary in Johannesburg, especially for longer routes; a 10% on top of the final fare should do.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Johannesburg. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Prices

DAYTIME
€174.0
NIGHTTIME
€200.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Johannesburg Airport to Sun City?

Taxis and private shuttles from OR Tambo Airport to Sun City are the only transportation options to reach your destination. You can take a taxi from the airport rank or pre-book an online transfer and reach Sun City in about 2 hours and 30 minutes. 

What is the Johannesburg Airport to Sun City distance?

The distance from OR Tambo Airport to Sun City is approximately 190 km northwest and the drive there takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes in average traffic.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Johannesburg Airport to Sun City?

For a standard taxi from Tambo Airport to Sun City you can expect to pay an average of €160 (ZAR 3,198) for up to 4 passengers. The fares aren’t fixed so it’s advised to agree on the price with the driver before you start the ride and negotiate if needed. If you’re not very comfortable haggling for your ride’s cost, then pre-booking a private transfer with Welcome at a competitive set fare is recommended.

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